Gastric necrosis and perforation caused by acute gastric dilatation Akut mide dilatasyonuna baʇli mide nekrozu ve perforasyonu

Gündeş E., Küҫükkartallar T., TEKİN A., Çakir M.

Turkish Journal of Surgery, vol.30, no.3, pp.179-181, 2014 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2013.34
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-181
  • Keywords: Gastric dilatation, Gastric necrosis, Gastric perforation
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Acute gastric dilatation was first defined by Duplay in 1833. We herein present the case of a 55-year-old male patient diagnosed with gastric necrosis and perforation caused by acute gastric dilatation. Since the stomach has a rich blood circulation, necrosis and perforation are rarely seen. Clinically, more than 90% of cases have complaints of vomiting. The most useful method in revealing the diagnosis and aetiology is computerized tomography. Medical treatment is appropriate for cases where no necrosis and peritonitis findings are detected through endoscopy. Delays in surgical treatment increase the risk of mortality.